For one, an American was ranked higher than Nehwal for the first time in her career - Beiwen Zhang started in Jakarta on her career-high World No.10, one spot above the Indian at No.11.
Pakistan bowlers have woken up after their game against Sri Lanka while the batsmen have got a new zeal after captain Sarfraz Ahmed's stunning knock took them to semi-finals. Here are a few players to watch out for in the semi-final.
Bangladesh come into the semis with a win over New Zealand, fortunate enough draw with Australia and enduring an eight-wicket defeat to England. Making into the semis for the first time, Bangladesh face an uphill task when they face India.
Satyendra Singh shot a score of 1173 in the qualification to qualify for the finals but could not keep up with his opponents in the final round and became the first shooter to be eliminated after shooting a score of 396.7 after 40 shots.
Virat Kohli termed the league phase of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 as the toughest and said that it does not matter who they are facing in the semi-final and final of the tournament while everyone wants to see an India-England final.
England's thumping eight-wicket win over Bangladesh set the ball rolling for them and from thereon there's no going back for the 'Three Lions' to get into the semis. England will look to continue their dominating run in their semi-final against Pakistan.
Bangladesh will face India in the semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017, a re-match of quarter-finals of World T20 in 2016 and 2015 ODI World Cup both of which they lost. This is Bangladesh's first ever semi-final at an ICC event.
In a rare event, three sub-continental teams, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, have made it to the semi-finals of an ICC ODI event as these three joined England in the semi-final line-up of the Champions Trophy 2017.
PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal notched up contrasting wins to make a positive start to their campaign at the Indonesia Super Series Premier tournament. Sindhu brushed aside Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-12 21-19.
The letter is addressed to general secretary Anjan Mitra who also has health concerns and comes at a time when they, along with East Bengal, have virtually lost their 'battle' to be inducted into the lucrative Indian Super League for the upcoming season.
Kumar Sangakkara scored the 100th century of his illustrious career while playing for English county Surrey in a one-day match. Sangakkara hit a run-a-ball 121 against Yorkshire in the One-Day Cup at Headingley.
After the 2-0 win over Nepal in the international friendly preceding this contest, India hit the right notes without the key players. The side was back to full strength for the fixture against Kyrgyzstan and edged out a 1-0 win in Bangalore.
According to Kumar Sangakkara, both Pakistan and Sri Lanka made plenty of mistakes in their pivotal group game, but it was Sri Lanka who made mistakes at crucial junctures and missed too many opportunities.
Leicester's maiden English top-flight title under Claudio Ranieri's leadership was hailed as one of sport's most remarkable achievements after the team began the season as 5,000-1 outsiders. But the Italian was sacked nine months after lifting the trophy.
COA's next meeting will be held on June 24 in Mumbai, led by Vinod Rai. It will be followed by BCCI SGM on June 26. Supreme Court assigned COA to carry out Lodha panel reforms. A different version of the constitution has been sent by COA to all the state cricket associations which will be discussed at the SGM.
Pakistan come into the ICC Champions Trophy after winning two - against South Africa (under D/L method) and Sri Lanka - and losing the opener against India. Now they face England at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff to try and seal a place in the final on June 18.
Japan leads Group B by one point ahead of Saudi Arabia and Australia with two games remaining. Only the top two from the two six-team groups automatically qualify for the World Cup in Russia. The third-place finishers advance to the playoffs.
England vs Pakistan Live Streaming: Pakistan face an uphill task to make it to the summit clash as they face England in the semi-final match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Both the teams are yet to win a Champions Trophy title.
FIFA instead chose to vote on an alternative proposal in which the FIFA Council was granted a time limit until the end of March 2018 to study and evaluate reports from the FIFA Monitoring Committee Israel-Palestine.
The plan was proposed after broadcasters Sky reported that television viewership for league matches fell 14 percent last season while subscriptions to their mobile video service and online live video provider rose by 31 percent.